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Q.
I would like to know the difference between a regular crimp tube and a thick-wall crimp?
- Weldon
A.
There are two differences between standard crimps and thick-wall crimps –inside diameter and strength. A standard crimp may have an inside diameter of 1.3 millimeters and a thick-wall crimp with the same outside measurement has an inside diameter of 1 millimeter. While a thick-wall crimp has a slightly smaller inside diameter, it is also stronger. These types of crimps are designed to hold heavier designs; such as those that you would generally use a thicker beading wire with.

- Sandra Lupo, Jewelry Designer and Instructor and Swarovski crystal Ambassador

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